Construction industry

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Report

Decarbonising construction: putting carbon in the business case

This report asserts that an embedded (or embodied) carbon ‘base case’ should be included in all business cases for infrastructure projects and programs in Australia over $100 million in capital cost.
Report

Understanding how policy settings affect developer decisions

This research examines how policy settings affect developer decisions - necessary to provide policy-makers with an understanding of how private sector housing supply is likely to react to settings and events which affect development costs, revenues and timeframes. The research also examines the issue of...
Report

Queensland's renewable future: investment, jobs and skills

The purpose of this report is to engage deeply with one fundamental question - what will be required of Queensland’s construction workforce from now to 2050 to deliver the renewable energy boom?
Report

QBCC governance review 2022

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is the industry’s self-funded, independent regulator. This review examines the roles and responsibilities of the QBCC, and the Queensland Building and Construction Board, along with their respective policies, procedures and practices that affect the third-largest contributor to Queensland’s...
Report

Decarbonising infrastructure

This report sets out a high-level assessment of the policy action required to decarbonise Australia’s infrastructure sector, across its asset classes. It covers energy, transport, and asset management during construction, operation and waste.
Report

Government procurement: a sovereign security imperative

This inquiry into procurement practices for government-funded infrastructure examines the context of the 'infrastructure pipeline' and industry’s capacity to deliver, while focusing on the role for federal government procurement in the planning, coordination and delivery of infrastructure projects.
Technical report

Health and safety management using building information modelling: phase three report

Construction presents high rates of fatalities and injuries and is known as one of the most dangerous industries in which to work. This technical report is part of a worldwide trend to develop better tools for collaborative decision making on construction projects through improved information...
Report

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on building system actors

The purpose of this research is to provide insights to help the New Zealand building sector address the disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, MBIE wanted to understand the impacts across performance, people, processes and products and the resulting implications on social, environmental and...
Report

Improving consumer confidence: research report on serious defects in recently completed strata buildings across New South Wales

The purpose of the report is to produce clear data on the problem of serious building defects in Class 2 residential apartment buildings in NSW. The report finds that 39% of strata buildings have experienced serious defects in the common property.
Report

Construct NSW: digitalisation of construction

The purpose of the report is to determine how 'digital ready' the construction industry is to meet the opportunities of the digital future.
Technical report

Health and safety management using building information modelling: phase two report

The research 'Work Health and Safety Management using Building Information Modelling' is a four-phase study aiming to examine the opportunities to achieve WHS objectives through the application of BIM in major construction projects. This technical report presents the outcomes of Phase 2, including the results...
Report

Self-certification in construction industry trades

This report explores self-certification models in construction industry trades. In particular, the key features of self-certification in regulated occupations and critical factors that make it successful.
Journal article

Differences in occurrence of unethical business practices in a post-transitional country in the CEE region: the case of Slovakia

This study aims to contribute to the understanding of unethical practices in business and asks whether certain types of organisations are considerably more exposed to unethical business practices than others are.
Report

The mental health and wellbeing of small and medium-sized construction firms in New Zealand

This research explores the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and wellbeing of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) builders in New Zealand.
Report

Skills for a green recovery

This report outlines options for the construction sector in the United Kingdom to recruit, train and retain a skilled and productive workforce for a green recovery.
Journal article

Work-life experiences of women in the construction industry: a case of women in Lagos Mainland, Nigeria

Despite calls for a more pluralistic and inclusive workforce, the construction industry remains male-dominated, thereby limiting its growth potentials. The study examined the effects of workload on family expectations intending to support initiatives on gender equality and equity that will improve working conditions in the...
Briefing paper

Changing the game: a critical analysis of large-scale corruption in mega-sport event infrastructure projects

This paper highlights the ramifications of corruption in Mega-Sport Event (MSE) infrastructure, a reoccurring issue in MSE history resulting in poor quality and inflated constructions. Issues are assessed across major events, finding concerns in project planning and ineffective channels to report wrongdoing.
Journal article

The implementation of lean construction and six sigma concepts in light brick installation: a case study in Cordova apartment project

Sustainability has become a significant issue this decade, and construction companies are required to be able to manage their resources effectively and efficiently through the completion of environmentally friendly projects. The purpose of this study is to minimize waste in light brick installation using lean...
Journal article

Lean thinking and industrial 4.0 approach to achieving construction 4.0 for industrialization and technological development

This study discovered, among others, the veracity of contingency approach in harnessing attributes of the lean thinking concept and disruptive applications in achieving Construction 4.0.
Data portal

Visualising NSW electorates: building approvals

Using building approvals data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the NSW Parliamentary Research Service has produced estimates of building approvals across all 93 NSW electorates. These estimates were derived using population-weighted correspondences. The map shows percentage change in the number or value of building...